Fateful events mysteriously manifest as the seven-pointed star’s otherworldly geometry dominates the day. Describing the indescribable is challenging, yet nothing is simple about today’s planetary alignments. A Mercury-Venus septile invites messages about money and love from other dimensions. Although the solid Taurus Sun keeps us on Earth, our heads and hearts have slipped through a glass darkly and are journeying somewhere in a parallel universe.
You may be uncharacteristically stubborn today, like a dog that doesn’t want to let go of its bone. However, obsessively holding onto anything can create problems of its own. All successful relationships require an in-depth discussion of your mutual expectations, fears and boundaries. It’s best to be clear from the start by letting others know which of your preferences are negotiable and which are not. You can’t force someone to respect you, but you can refuse to be disrespected.
Today started off at about noon and I wasn’t in my kimono until about 1:30 pm. The plan soon resolved to be out the door by 2:00 pm. At 2:15 pm, we were on a bus headed for Elmsdale Mall with our tax materials in hand. The weather was warm at about 18’ C and only a few clouds in the blue sky. It seems that the arrival of spring is now at hand. All I can say is that it is about time,
The first thing we did at Elmsdale Mall was to start off with doing our taxes. That only took half an hour to get the paperwork started and in return we were told to come back on Thursday to pick up the completed mailable returns. Then, we rolled off in the direction of the Metro store on Walkley Road. It was nicely warm to go the distance along St Lawrence Ave to the corner of Walkley Road where the Metro Store was.
There were only a few things we wanted to buy that were on sale. I think we were inside the store for no more than fifteen minutes. It was a relief to come outside into the warm afternoon air from the cold air conditioning that was running so efficiently. Eight minutes later we were boarding a city bus to go to Herongate Mall. Our first stop there was at the pharmacy and then we went to the Dollar Store, I think we spent an hour inside the Dollar Store to buy some laundry cleaner and a handful of chocolate bars.
It was about 4:30 pm when we started out for the A & W to have a supper. We had two burgers on sale and rootbeer floats. Onion rings were included on the side of the order. After we filled ourselves, I took the trays to the cleaning area. I was able to sort the trash and set the glass mugs into a plastic bin. The trays were left on the side of the garbage shelf.
I had to take care of the trays because Peter wasn’t breathing so well. His lungs were full of phlegm and he was coughing loud and with difficulty. We went outside to fresh warm air that helped only a bit. Peter was in difficulty enough that I wanted to call for an ambulance. I watched three ambulances go past the A & W but Peter kept refusing to have me call them.
I knew Peter was in a serious condition and he was doing his best to keep his breathing going. After we sat for over half an hour Peter started rolling toward home. It was only twenty minutes or so to get home on our electric wheelchairs. Peter’s breathing improved a bit more as we rolled along.
We arrived at home and sat to catch our wind and relieve ourselves. Jessica came home soon after we did and unloaded what we had in the knapsacks on the electric wheelchairs. Peter decided to try the home oxygen that was then set to 3.0 which was only a little more than what I had been using. I had been using the oxygen set at only 2.0 for the duration of the time I had been using it.
Not longer later, Peter dragged himself off to bed. He was still on the oxygen to it was an amusement for me to see the green plastic hose trailing down the hallway to the bedroom. Peter slept until about 11:00 pm when I went to the bathroom. From there I went into the bedroom to find that Peter was awake. He was in much better shape than what he had been in during the afternoon. I was relieved to find that Peter was clearly doing better.
Peter was thirsty so I took coffee in his thermos and a jug of water to him. He was happy that I had been as helpful as he needed me to be during his scary event. I seriously thought he should have gone to the hospital but he would only go after he knew I was taken care of at home. Well, we talked a bit before I went to my desk to talk to Mom.
I talked to Mom for about fifteen minutes before Peter got up and joined me at the desks. Mom and I talked for an hour and a half about all kinds of things as usual. I told Mom all about the day and that Peter had a $325.00 ticket from a red light camera.
A friend had driven Peter in the van to Costco to get gas and a few of the items that Costco had on sale. Apparently the van was flashed at two seconds after the light had turned red when it entered the intersection. Our friend is on a chemo therapy treatment that apparently has affected judgement. So, we won’t be asking our friend for any driving for a while.